August 2012

julie and joe. a brighton colorado wedding

{julie and joe’s wedding is featured on the amazingly beautiful grey likes weddings!}

joe works for ups and met julie when their wedding officiant {robert’s} route was changed. soon after getting the route, joe mentioned to robert that he was smitten with one of the artisan center girls. robert asked, “the sparkly one? yes, that’s julie!”

from the bride:

i wanted this wedding to be an outward expression for the love I feel for this incredible man. i feel as though I am in a magical land when i’m with him; safe from everything, loved, sparkly, alive and totally myself. i wanted to take all this heart over pouring with joy love and make it visual. we wanted everyone to feel relaxed and to be themselves, so the idea to have the wedding on joe’s mom’s farm was perfect! i began planning decorations within a week of the proposal wanting to incorporate one of the other great loves of my life: handmade paper. joe and the boys were troopers and spent many hours helping cut strips of paper, hot gluing banners, and assembling projects. when i told Joe we would be dying 3,000 coffee filters to make peonies, he very wisely put an end to further projects! the day was perfect. so many people came together to help us decorate the tent, prep the yard, set up hay bales; it was a party days in advance! we asked guests to bring a dish to share instead of a gift to add to the casual community celebration feeling of the day. this was one of our favorite decisions! this day, the setting, the people gathered around us, and joe were all more perfect than i could have ever imagined! we heard comments that it felt like a magical far away place…and that’s just what i wanted, because this love i feel is magic!

bouquet – newberry brothers

flowers – robert at nature’s gallery

cakes – nothing bundt cakes

hair – sonia at salon j

decorations – mostly handmade… from the artisan center when not

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lauren and cj. a fort collins and horsetooth reservoir engagement

lauren and cj chose fort collins for their engagement session, since that’s where they spent the first few years of their relationship. they both had me laughing within the first few minutes we met in fort collins {just look at that first photo!}. we started the session in downtown fort collins, at muggs, and then just wandered around town for a while finding lots of perfect photo spots. then we moved to my favorite place, horsetooth reservoir. there’s just nothing like open spaces and unblocked golden sunlight! this is also where we brought out lauren and cj’s two adorable dogs: miley {a french bulldog} and tucker {golden retriever}. and those two beautiful books had special meaning, too. the green one {thirteen millionaires} was written by lauren’s granddad, and the grey one {collected whispers} includes a poem cj wrote! i love when couples include things that hold important meanings to them!

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mike and emily. a wash park maternity session

mike and emily are two of our closest friends, so david and i were overjoyed when we heard they are pregnant with twins! they’re going to be welcoming a baby girl and boy, something i admit i’m quite jealous about. i can’t wait to meet their very blessed and very loved little bundles!


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lauren and cj. a first look at their horsetooth reservoir engagement

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